In September 2011, the Data Center Innovation Expo (DCIE) debuted with great success. Both exhibitors and visitors subsequently expressed their support for the event, hoping for its return in 2012. Building on its inaugural success, Kelvin Emtech has announced that the DCIE will be held at Le Palais des congrès de Montréal on September 18 & 19, 2012 with a new bilingual format.

This year, the DCIE will offer two full days of workshops, seminars, product demonstrations, and an exhibition area where 70 companies will present their latest innovations related to data centers and technology. In addition, two round tables, one in English and the other in French, have been added to the program. Both Canadian and international industry experts alike will be present to share and discuss their experiences and opinions on the latest innovations, as well as examine their impact in the daily operations of data center managers.

The DCIE provides a forum for keynote speakers and industry experts to share their ideas, passions, experiences and solutions. These innovators will also review new technologies, their various modes of operation throughout the world, as well as their prospective for the future.

Two internationally renowned speakers have already announced their attendance: Mike Manos, senior vice president of AOL Technologies, and Stephen A. Fairfax, president of MTechnology.

• Mike Manos, senior vice president, AOL Technologies: As a seasoned executive with over 17 years of experience in technology management, Mike Manos possesses the technical qualifications and competencies in managing data centers, information technology platforms, network architecture, service management (ITIL) and telecommunications technologies.

• Stephen Fairfax is president of MTechnology, an organization that specializes in performing Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRA) for data center power and cooling systems, natural gas liquefaction facilities, nuclear power plant components, and industries involving hazardous processes. MTech engineers conduct reliability analyses to investigate defections as well as analyze failure modes and effects; they also testify as experts in patent, customs, and personal injury litigations.

Kelvin Emtech is a consulting and engineering firm based in Montreal, Quebec with over 16 years of experience in electrical and mechanical design and construction services. Kelvin Emtech specializes in electromechanical installations providing continuous services (24/7 model) for data centers, from Tier I to Tier IV, and all critical electromechanical infrastructures within the telecommunication, broadcasting and technology sectors.

Kelvin Emtech provides advice to its clients on their electromechanical installations, in order to contribute to clients achieving their corporate objectives. By continuously monitoring its efforts, Kelvin Emtech strives to maintain the high quality of service offered and ensure client satisfaction. Services include but are not limited to audits, needs assessments, plans and specifications, construction services and management, and infrastructure. Its services are based on the four critical points of design (reliability, robustness, recovery, and redundancy). Kelvin Emtech exerts all of its effort into the fulfillment of its promise to customers to "Master the Unexpected."

On-line registrations for the 2012 Data Center Innovation Expo will be available starting March 15, 2012. Until then, information is available via e-mail at